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Name: Mechanics Modeling Workshop for 9th grade
School/Institution: Riverdale High School
Department/Unit: Science
City: Murfreesboro
State: TN
Opportunity Type: Modeling Workshop
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: This workshop is (9th grade) mechanics. It has no prerequisite.

Peer leader: Rex Rice of Clayton High School in Missouri. Rex started the inverted sequence (pcb) at Clayton in 1992.

Location: Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, TN

Audience: For Tennessee teachers. Out-of-state teachers can attend if space is available at a cost of ~$300.

For information, please e-mail Dr. Amy Phelps: .

Click here to learn more about the Modeling Instruction Program. Visit to find information on Modelling Workshops nationwide and to view possible strategies on how to gain funding (if needed) to attend.

Note: Two other Modeling Workshops, in 10th grade chemistry and in 11th grade biology, are held on the same dates at the same school. Visit the Modeling Instruction website for additional information.
Start Date: 06/18/2012
End Date: 06/29/2012
Duration: 2 weeks (MTWThF) and academic year follow-up meetings
Application Deadline: 05/15/2012
Opportunity Website:
Application Link: forthcoming
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: Free to Tennessee inservice teachers; Cost for out-of-state teachers
Benefits: Stipend
Professional Development/CEU
College Transcript Credit
Benefit Explanation: Middle Tennessee State University, the sponsor, is funded in 2012 by a new one-year state grant. The effort is part of Tennessee's High School STEM Redesign project and incorporates Physics First.

The cost for out-of-state teachers is tentatively under $300 (barely covers materials and meals).

Housing information is available.
Other Prerequisites: It is preferred, but not essential, that participants teach in schools that use the inverted sequence (pcb) or that plan to implement that sequence.

The mechanics workshop has no prerequisite, other than being an inservice high school physics teacher or preparing to be one.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Amy Phelps, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry
820 Fairview Ave
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone: 615-898-2077